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Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to September 30, 2015

Posted: October 16, 2015

Below are the preliminary landings estimates for the Atlantic bigeye, northern albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack (BAYS) tunas commercial fisheries. These preliminary estimates are based on dealer reports and other information received from January 1 through September 30, 2015, and includes landings for the Atlantic including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.  Also, these estimates are subject to late reporting and do not include discards.  Totals are reported in metric tons (mt) and pounds (lb) round weight (rw); 1 mt is equal to 2,204.6 pounds.

Species

2015 Quota

Estimated Landings in 2015

Percent of 2015 Quota

2014 Landings in the Same Time Period

Bigeye

NA

478.0 mt rw
(1,053,706 lb rw)

NA

451.2 mt rw
(994,710 lb rw)

Northern Albacore

527.0 mt rw
(1,161,824 lb rw)

160.5 mt rw
(353,913 lb rw)

30%

205.4 mt rw
(452,901 lb rw)

Yellowfin

NA

843.9 mt rw
(1,860,394 lb rw)

NA

1218.0 mt rw
(2,685,216 lb rw)

Skipjack

NA

1.8 mt rw
(4,008 lb rw)

NA

10.1 mt rw
(22,140 lb rw)


This notice is a courtesy to Atlantic BAYS tunas fishery interests to keep you informed about the fishery.  Official notice of federal fishery actions is made through filing such notice with the Office of the Federal Register.  To view catch statistics from previous months, please visit http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/species/tunas/landings/bays_landings.html or contact the Highly Migratory Species Management Division at (978) 281-9260.


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